In today's technological world, digital information
is commonplace and is also the case for the Oral Surgery practice of South
Bay Implants. Here we use a
new Planmeca 3D Cone Beam X-Ray for panoramic
x-rays and for three dimensional modeling of the patients head.
Other than saving the procedure of developing
film, and using less radiation than a traditional X-Ray, which will eventually
go away, the 3D imaging gives the Surgical
Staff at South Bay Implants unprecedented views of the bone structure
of the face,jaw, and head. With thos accurate pictures, a very accurate
treatment plan can be formulated for your currective surgery. Additionally,using
the 3D viewer, the physician can show the patient exactly what the procedure
will entail during a consultation visit.
For dental implants, the 3D X-ray is invaluable
to identify bone structure extremely accurately and to outline nerves so
that the implant procedure will not be marred by an inadvertant touching
of a nerve in the mouth or jaw area.
3D XRay Review
Linked with software from the implant manufacturer,
the implants is modeled in three dimensions to calculate proper implants
sizes and placement. Once decided by the physician at South Bay Implants,
the 3D model of the implant technique is sent to local manufacturer and
a jig is fabricated to provide the proper positioning of the implant during
the insertion. This eliminates most of the source for implant variations.
All this technology is harnessed so that the patient will be treated with
the utmost of care and courtesy.